Living life on the veg!

Did you know that across Northern Europe and Scandinavia there are over 3.5 million allotment gardeners?

Or that the National Allotments Society, which in 2020 is celebrating more than 90 years helping allotmenteers maintain, manage and enjoy allotments in the UK, has 125,000-plus members?

If the idea of growing your own produce is something that appeals to you, make sure you stay tuned for the second hour of Girls Around Town this weekend to find out how you can do so here in Newark and beyond…

Rupert Vinnicombe joins June and Rachel from 11am to talk about why he became one of the thousands of British allotment holders and how Newark Town Council offers support and guidance to local residents wanting to follow in his footsteps.

He’ll have information on getting started and what to grow, together with advice on some of the problems and environmental issues involved.

And above all, he’ll be sharing his thoughts on the social, health and wellbeing aspects of gardening…

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11am to find out from Rupert how you can start living life on the veg!

Newark Book Festival needs YOU!

 

If you were one of the thousands of visitors to last year’s Newark Book Festival, you’ll recognise some of the scenes in this video – you might even catch sight of yourself in there somewhere too!

Events like this don’t just happen, of course – they take a lot of hard work and dedication on the part of the organisers…

Heading up the team responsible for bringing it all together is artistic director Sara Bullimore, who joins the Girls Around Town in the first hour of next weekend’s show to talk about the 2020 Festival.

Dates are already confirmed – make a note, Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 July – and so is this year’s theme, which will celebrate and explore change, milestones and anniversaries, creativity and culture over the past 100 years.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 10am and 11am next Sunday, when Sara will be updating June and Rachel on some of the things in store. She’ll have details too of how you can help support this popular event – find out how to become a Festival Friend, a stallholder, a volunteer or – if you’re a business owner – how to become a sponsor for 2020.

And equally importantly, how and where to find out more as plans progress and tickets are released for what’s guaranteed to be an even bigger and better Festival than the three that have gone before!

Let’s connect!

A packed house in the studio this weekend, with no fewer than four guests joining June and Claire from 10am on 107.8FM

If you’re a business owner or a professional operating in the food and drink sector, you’ll want to hear what Leisa Pickles, Becky Dobb and Francesca Tricarico have to say in the first hour of the show.

They’ll be sharing details of a brand new B2B event coming to Newark that’s all about networking – a familiar topic on Girls Around Town but with a bit of a difference this time around.

An opportunity to meet up with others in the same sector, Making Connections in Food and Drink is tailored specifically to businesses and individuals working in and around Newark who want to share knowledge and ideas, discuss collaborations and even showcase their products during the evening.

The event runs from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday 4 March and takes place at Ann et Vin on Castlegate. Whether you just want to mix and mingle with like-minded professionals or want to book a stand for the evening, Leisa, Becky and Francesca will have all the information you need.

Or you can get ahead of the game by booking your place here

And if you’re a serviced-based working mum – think coaches, consultants, therapists and the like – be sure to stayed tuned for the second hour of the show when it’s Gemma Gilbert‘s turn to talk about getting connected…

Just like many of the guests interviewed on the the show, Gemma’s a working mum herself and, as a business coach, her aim is to show her clients how to grow the businesses they love and attract all the customers they can handle without sacrificing time with their families.

She’ll be describing some of the strategies that have worked for her and talking about her Facebook group Mummy’s Got Clients, a place where members can ask questions, get help, collaborate – and of course connect!

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online  from 10am to 12 noon on Sunday for all this and more from Leisa, Becky, Francesca and Gemma – and from presenters June and Claire as well!